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. >> he's been in a houston hobble since thanksgiving and doctors say his health has taken an unfortunate turn. it's thursday, december 27. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> and good morning. i'm brandi hitt in for paula faris. >> and i'm muhammad lila in for rob nelson. happy thursday morning. or as i'm learning, day four in our terminology here at "world news now." >> yes. i'm so glad you came back. we were so worried. sometimes this shift scares people away. >> i've heard, and i think it's true, the viewers of this show are the coolest television viewers around. even though we get some different faces, there's one constant here, we've got willis backing us up. willis in the house, ladies and gentlemen. >> you can hear him behind us every time. thank you for joining us and staying up. maybe you can't sleep, but we appreciate you here with us. thank you, willis. >> any time. >>> coming up, we'll hear from a bush family spokesperson as the 41st president struggles to get better. then our other top story, the winter storm that is crippling a huge section of the country, settin
to houston could put a lot of cargo in limbo, about 40% of all imports into the u.s. it could happen as early as sunday. and in our cover story, that could leave spring merchandise sitting on the high seas instead of store shelves. nearly 15,000 longshoremen may go on strike sunday if negotiators with commercial cargo shippers cannot reach agreement on a new six-year contract. and there is some hope - both sides agree to resume talks before an extended december 29th deadline. but if talks fail, would the fiscal cliff and a port strike be a one-two punch to the economy? "if its a couple of days, i think ultimately it would be a blip on the radar, but if it goes two weeks, it becomes a much greater problem." a key sticking point involves a fee longshoremen receive for each container that arrives in port. the container royalty fee was invented to help offset the need for fewer workers during the transition from bulk cargo to containers in the 1950s and 60s. shippers want the fee limited. longshoremen disagree. "it can be $15,000 per person. $200 million a year added to the cost of goods. that's
back. doctors in houston are trying to bring down a stubborn fever in the oldest-living former president. we're talking about george h.w. bush. more than a month ago the 88-year-old bush has been in houston's methodist hospital since november 7th. we learned yesterday he was moved into icu on sunday in guarded condition. what does that mean? our dr. sanjay gupta explains. >> when i take care of patients in the intensive care unit, when we say they are guarded, that means we're keeping an eye on several different things. that could be the lungs, could be someone's kidney function, could be neurological status. we don't know what this particularly means with the former president, but we need around-the-clock monitoring. all of his vital signs and there are things we're trying to prevent from going in the wrong direction. >> miguel march kwez has more from houston. >> reporter: the first thing the family wants people to know is that he's doing okay despite this long stint in the hospital. a spokesman says they want to thank everybody from around the world for sending in their thou
:25. >> former president george h. w. bush is in intensive care at a houston hospital this morning. >> mr. bush's been hospitalized there since last month with what is being described as a stubborn fever. >> a spokesman for his office said that the 88 year-old is on an all liquid diet and has been in the icy you since sunday. >> busch sr. was a resume limited to the hospital for a bronchitis like a cough. >> the call as improve the now the fever is the issue. doctors say that they are treating the fever tylenol. >> south africa's president c says for president nelson mandela has been released from hospital. >> the 90094 year old had been hostile to the beginning of this month. >> he was diagnosed with lung infection and also had surgery to remove also. >> a presidential spokesman says mandela will receive more medical care at his in johannesburg home until he finally recovers. >> the f b i and the part of homeland's security considered the occupied move and a potential terrorism threat before he began. >> the information comes from the fbi internal documents released under the freedom of inform
bombshell report about whitney houston's death. >>> and a big business deal involvin ♪ skinny, so skinny >>> thank you so much. willie, that's right. it's time for "the skinny. xwts and i think the first story made a lot of mouths drop. >> absolutely. this has to do with one of america's most beloved performers, one of america's most beloved musicians. whitney houston, the memory of her passing still very fresh. you know, it hasn't been very long. but there are accusations now from a hollywood private investigator who claims that whitney houston was murdered by drug dealers. he claims he has surveillance video that proves it. his name is paul wable, and he's turned over evidence to the fbi, showing that the 48-year-old singer was killed over a drug debt in february. of course, these are just allegations and accusations. he says he has proof. but again, we haven't seen that proof. of course, if this is true, this would be major, major news. >> in the interview, he also said, well, i don't have -- i can't say that definitely she was killed. but i have proof, and there's video of drugs bein
-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell on his pickup. snow covered the ground in long view and turned dallas into a winter wonderland and blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. turning to mobile, alabama, windows were shattered and cars tossed off streets as this tornado touched down. >> oh my god, we need to go. it's right there. >> that's scary. several buildings damaged and several car accidents were blamed on the storm but no reports of serious injuries. emergency management officials tell cnn power has been restored to many customers, just over 7,000 in the dark, down from 23,000 last night. we head to mobile, christina leavenworth of w.e.a.r. in just about an hour weather officials will assess damage. christina, what are you hearing so far? >> reporter: good morning, carol. we are seeing a lot of damage here and it's widespread. the national weather service is saying the tornado touched down in five different locations, one of them here at murphy high school. we'll look quick, that was the cafeteria and pieces of portable classrooms smashed into it
of a houston hospital. he has been in the hospital since november battling a persistent cough. in houston with the latest. charles, hello. why the move to the intensive care unit in the last day? >> good morning, luke. the spokesman for the bush family said that the former president continues to battle a persistent stubborn fever. in fact the spokesman said late yesterday that the president in fact has been in icu here at methodist hospital in houston since last sunday and has been on a liquid diet since yesterday. he was moved to the icu, the intensive care unit because of advanced age. the former president is 88 years old and because of his weakened condition. he has been in the hospital here since november 23rd when he came in complaining about a persistent cough. last week that turned into a fever and doctors are still trying to figure out the source of that fever. the hospital issued a statement today saying there will be no more updates on the president's condition unless events warrant. we will have to wonder how the president is doing. we hope to get an update perhaps later today.
care at a houston hospital. they say that his condition continues to will improve and the family thanks everyone for their prayers and good thoughts. president bush has been in the hospital since late november for a cough. >> a deadly plane crash in russia tonight. what investigators believe happened. >> following developing news from russia, where a passenger plane has crashed as it as it attempted to land in moscow. 4 people of the eight who were on board were killed, 4 others seriously injured. and the the woman who was gang raped in india at two weeks ago has died. the police in new delhi are urging people to stay calm. there have already been riots and the city. the crowds have demanding punishment for six people arrested in the attack. the woman and a male companion were insulted on a bus. the woman had severe organ failure from the injuries to her body and brain. >> an arrest and charges against a woman who pushed a subway passenger to his death in queens. she is charged with murder as a hate crime. investigators say the man was pushed in front of the subway train thursday night
to the ravens in baltimore. the vikings would have to lose to houston. it looks like the matchup with the dallas cowboys would be for the -- cousins is up for rookie of the week. he was really impressive. >> i was definitely confidence in him. our team is really showing what the team is all about, from top to bottom. the guys are really playing for each other. >> lorenzo looks just like santa. the redskins hold the advantage. remember one thing, that have to beat the eagles, and the players know it. -- they have to beat the eagles. >> it will be a dogfight. philadelphia is always a tough place to play. >> work sanchez lost his starting job to greg mcilroy. -- mark sanchez. he has a new contract of $8.20 million, which guarantees he will be on the roster next year. it is a mess in new york with the jets. let's go to baseball, and the national start to think about spring training. they still have not signed adam laroche. the orioles are showing interest in the first baseman and that would give him a three-year contract. the orioles would have to compensate washington with the first round draft pic
, 88-year-old george h.w. bush remains in a hospital in houston where he's been since last month battling a bad cough. the former president now has a persistent fever. bob orr joins us now from washington with details. bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. well, a spokesman for the bush family says that former president george h.w. bush is in "guarded condition," with that stubborn fever you mentioned that's not responding well to tylenol. the 88-year-old former president is on a liquid diet, and tonight he's in an intensive care unit at the houston hospital where he's been battling bronchitis and a series of setbacks over the past month or so. the spokesman said mr. bush's condition seems a little bit worse than it was on sunday, but he noted at the same time it's a bit better than it was yesterday. we're told he doesn't have very much energy, but his doctors are said to be "cautiously optimistic," and they believe they have all of his health issues in hand. jim. >> axelrod: thank you, bob. the news is better for south africa's former president, nelson mandela. he was released fr
the treatment of former president bush. right now he is in intensive care at a houston hospital. he was admitted sunday for persistent fever and that fever is what kept president bush in the hospital over christmas. doctors put him on a liquids only diet. >>> they have five days to come up with an agreement and the clock is ticking. the president and the u.s. congress are back now in the nation's capitol. but a that doesn't mean they're any closer to a deal avoiding the fiscal cliff. congressional officials say they have no significant strides toward a compromise from the long christmas break. and they had no negotiations or meetings set right now. without an agreement, automatic tax increases for everyone and deep spending cuts will be trig everyday in the new year. -- triggered in the new year. the main dispute continues over who gets taxed and exactly how much they will be taxed. >>> ? less than two hours you can gamble around the clock. maryland live casino is now getting ready to open the doors and they will never close once that happens. own 24/7 and abc2 news linda so is live this morning
residents will be able to return home. >> for president george h. w. bush is in intensive care at a houston hospital this morning. he has been there since last month with what is being described as a stubborn fever. a spokesperson says the 88 year old is on an all liquid diet and has been and i see you sense sunday. he was originally admitted to the hospital for a bronchitis like cough there at the cop has improved with a fever is not the issue. >> the good news forumbers this morning we had a drop of a number of americans filing for unemployment last week. for the month we are at the lowest level for unemployment claims and nearly five years. the labor department said that weekly applications dropped to 350,000 and that's 10,000 fewer applicants than expected. the four week average at less also measure fell to a nearly five-year low of 356,750. the country is edging closer to follow up the fiscal cliff and there are no signs of a compromise between, between democrats and republicans. present obama returns to watching today after cutting as holiday vacation in hawaii short. house and senate
of additional snowfall. temperaturewise we're looking at los angeles 14 degrees, houston down to 8 from 25 yesterday. please do bundle up. oklahoma city at minus 4 degrees. just -- that's well below your average. let's now head toward the european continent. and talk about the very windy conditions in northeastern germany. we have been seeing wet and unstable conditions there. the temperatures are very cold, too. berlin at 9 degrees. but take a look at what people in berlin did yesterday, on tuesday. members of berlin's swimming club, the berlin fields, took a traditional christmas swim in a frozen lake on tuesday. they're also known as ice swimmers because temperatures are below freezing. the club was founded in 1979 and has 16 members. after the swim everyone said it's just great. and on that note i'll leave you know for your three-day outlook. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> and that concludes this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. do stay with us.
at a hospital in houston. a fever that kept mr. bush in the hospital over christmas has apparently gotten worse. doctors have him on a liquid- only diet. a bush family spokesperson says the 88-year-old was alert, joking with doctors, but had yet to respond to fever- reducing medication. a bronchitis cough initially sent him to the hospital in november. >>> a cash payout coming to millions of toyota drivers. >>> right away, i thought, a card from an angel. >> lost and found. a thrift store discovery that managed to connect friends that were lost and found a new friend along the way. >>> costs go up to survive. we have to do it. >> and your next batch of shirts could cost a little more. the international trade dispute that has your dry cleaner wired for a surprise hike. >>> hi-def doppler is showing rain-free conditions throughout the bay area. mostly clear, chilly conditions. beautiful shot from our new oakland cam. i'll have your foreca,,,,,,,,,,, a class action lawsuit over unintended accel >>> toyota says it will pay more than $1 billion to settle a class action lawsuit over unintended accele
to deteriorate. mr. bush has been moved to the intensive care unit at a houston hospital. he has been hospitalized for more than a month with bronchitis. doctors say he is now in guarded condition and the medical staff remains cautiously optimistic. residents are remembering a pair of fire fighters that were killed in a christmas eve and bush. police say a man said his house on fire and then opened fire on the first responders. >> thousands of people are asking a church to be labeled day he'd gate group. the petition can be found on the white house website. they have targeted military families. this is the most supported petition ever on the white house website. 5:11. movie studios are on track to break annual revenue records. >> are you a repeat shopper? visiting the same store could save you more. >> we will see how the roads are doing as you go back to work todayc1 >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. not the ideal setup for your morning commute. we are dealing with wet roads. 55 on the north side. a clear shot on 70 in towards the beltway. on t
is in guarded condition. he is 88 years old and the former president has been hospitalized in houston since november 23rd. bronchitis and a lingering cough. we'll get a live report on his condition later on in the newscast. patti ann: those are just some of the many stories we're following this morning in "america's newsroom." still to come a new battle over the president's health care law and the supreme court's latest ruling against one of america's largest companies and what they denied and what this could mean for other employers. gregg: the storm system working its way up the coastline causing messy traffic, airport delays. we've got video from one of the hardest-hit areas. >> pretty rough. we've seen a lot of accidents this far in ohio turnpike. and wish people would slow down a little bit, you know? it's pretty slick. copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting broncho
. >>> he has been in the houston hospital for more than a month and now former president george h.w. bush is doing in his intensive care. y more than you . only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> he was hoping to be home by christmas, but former president george h.w. bush is still in afternoon intensive care unit at a houston hospital. the former president has been there since november 23rd. migue miguel, how is he doing? >> reporter: well, his condition is guarded in intensive care and his spokesman said the reason they put him in intensive care is because doctors want to keep track of several things going on with the former president. he ha been here for a lit over a month. he is 8 years old. he has a fever he can't quite kick. they're treating it with things like tylenol and other things. it's not that
's court. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at a houston hospital this morning. according to a statement from the bush family the president has been in intensive care since sunday, after suffering a series of setbacks, including a persistent fever. they also say he's relentlessly positive and spends time talking and joking with his doctors. in the next hour we'll take to you houston for a live update on the president's condition. >>> it's called one of the largest lawsuits of its kind, toyota agrees to a $1.1 billion settlement. we'll tell you who benefits and if one of the people who benefits is you. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. are only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. citi price rewind. [music: artist: willy moon ♪
. >>> and former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care at a houston hospital with a fever and cough. mr. bush was admitted to the hospital more than a month ago with a bad case of bronchitis. he was then moved to the icu this past sunday. a bush family spokesman says 88- year-old was alert joking with doctors but had yet to respond to fever-reducing medication. >>> some good news this morning. former south african president nelson mandela is out of the hospital. the 94-year-old is recovering at home now after being hospitalized. he had a lingering lung infection. during his stay in the hospital, the nobel peace prize winner also had an operation to remove gallstones. officials say he will continue to get treatment but is finally back home and apparently on the mend. >> good. >>> it is 6:09. the warriors hit the road again. how the team did in utah last night. >> and rocking out to their own beat. ♪ [ music ] >> how music is helping some local students overcome life's obstacles. >> and we have a fight on the ice. the hockey brawl with some pretty interesting background music. we'll che
, snow there, new york, houston, seeing some rain showers, delays are still very likely across the country if you are heading home after the holidays. pinpoint forecast for later on today seeing a lot of 50s, low it mid-50s for the most part.52 in fremont. 54 los altos. east bay numbers similar story, antioch and brentwood chilly in the 50s. low 50s in pleasant hill and walnut creek. 54 in berkeley and alameda. over the next several days, here's the forecast. dry break for today and then unsettled weather returns friday afternoon into saturday. drying out for now sunday through new year's day so if you have any new year's eve plans shouldn't be bad to hit the town. wednesday things wet again. the rain showers return. so check the roads all across the bay area, we have a couple of new fender-benders right now westbound 580 approaching 680 the dublin interchange. i cannot see it in this traffic camera, but apparently it was cleared right to the right shoulder right in this area where our camera is so a little bottleneck in the area, maybe the drive time picked up a few minutes be
that nomination. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care at a houston hospital with a fever and lingering cough. mr. bush was admitted to the hospital more than a month ago with bronchitis. he was moved to icu sunday. a bush family spokesman says the 88-year-old was alert and joking with the doctors but had yet to respond to fever reducing medication. >>> more than 250,000 people want a kansas-based church known for its pickets at soldiers funerals to be labeled a hate group. 253,000 people have signed an online petition on the white house website. it asks the obama administration to recognize westboro baptist church as a hate group for targeting homosexuals, the military and other religions. it's now the single most supported petition ever on whitehouse.gov. >>> 4:39. toyota will pay more than $1 billion to settle a class action lawsuit over unintended acceleration in some of its vehicles. the settlement is one of the largest of its type in automotive history. drivers sued toyota because floor mats were stuck causing the vehicle to accelerate. under the agreement toyota wil
's go it is a 5.8%. the number one spot goes to houston at 16.8%. we will be right back. óó >> we're watching the weather across the country because a lot of people are traveling this week. all of the weather we saw this past week has pushed east and now it is in new york. also parts of new england are being hammered by snow. this is a storm that has been given a name called winter storm euclid. it has dropped a foot of snow in some areas. it is causing a lot of travel problems including delays at laguardia. it is a video out of columbus ohio this morning we can see a difficult place for drivers to get to work this morning. many roads are slick covered with snow and ice. all hail could pick up another injured to from the storm. as the storm makes its way up the east coast the national weather service says the north east heaviest snowfall maybe and northern pennsylvania, upstate new york and inland sections of new england states. the storm is set to end tomorrow morning before it heads to canada. >> if you're planning to had to the sierra so get back cool snow the powder is great b
not running for office." >>> former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at houston methodist hospital this morning after suffering from what doctors call a stubborn fever. the president has been hospitalized since thanksgiving for bronchitis. he was expected to be released before christmas, but a series of setbacks sent him to the icu on sunday. the 88-year-old is currently on a liquid diet. doctors say they are cautiously optimistic about the treatment. a bush family spokesman says the former president remains alert and is surrounded by family. >>> overseas, former south african president nelson mandela is at home this morning after spending almost three weeks in the hospital for a lung infection. the 94-year-old antiapartheid leader was released wednesday night and will receive continued care at his home in johannesburg. a government spokesperson says mandela is in good spirits and improving daily. >>> turning now to business. toyota has agreed to a $1.1 billion class action settlement over complaints some of its cars accelerated without warning. owners of some 16
. a spokesperson for his office says he is being treated in intensive care unit in houston hospital. he was a admitted after a series of setbacks. he is in "guarded" condition. doctors were initially treating him for bronchitis and a lingering cough. finally the head of the environmental protection agency lease a jackson will be stepping down in a few -- lee said jackson will be stepping down in a few weeks. she plans to leave her post after president obama makes his state of the union speech next month. she says that she is confident that the ship is sailing in the right direction. she says she is ready for new challenges and new opportunities to make a difference. in the meantime, there is a statement on her announcement. william baker says that jackson has been a strong force for ending pollution in the chesapeake bay, developing the clean water blueprint, which could put an end to the polluted water by 2025. >> we have big news for shoppers in howard county. >> yes. and major retailer is setting up at columbia crossings. ahead in the consumer alert, the clothing giant that is moving
like to wake up in minneapolis at 11 degrees. kansas city, at 9 degrees. houston, 36 degrees. dallas feels like 17 this morning. that's how deep the cold air goes. take it further southeast and know this morning florida and overnight tomorrow, you're getting the colder air just dropping right in. tampa, 43, your overnight lows. orlando coming in at 41. that's the cold air going into deep florida over the next 24 hours. look at the big board. the big thing is the cold air following the storm that we load up another storm. there's more snow coming from minneapolis, all the way towards denver with the next line. atlantic city, it continues to snow there. nice and dry, if you're looking fo >> and it's moments like this we like to point out honolulu at 79. all that weather was brought to you by home depot. more of america's weather next half hour. >> thank you, sam, for rubbing it in. >>> janet jackson engaged to her billionaire boyfriend. >>> plus, movie theater secrets revealed. why the popcorn really tastes so good. and what's the best seat in the house? new years clutter is no match f
at his houston hospital on christmas.and the former president is trying to stay optimistic. former president bush has >> he says that he is determined not to be grumpy and it's difficult bithynia understands that he is there for a reason. >> former president bush has been at since november 23rd when he cough. the cough has improved, now the fever is the issue.doctors say they're treating the fever with tylenol. >> now at five - more wet weather hitting the bay area. you're looking live at downtown san francisco. right now, a short break in the storm - but, it's not completely over. tonight - kron4 has team coverage. the mounting storm damage - trees down, flooding, and the still dangerous road conditions. but first, jaqueline bennet has more from the kron-4 weather center. >>jacqueline: not that bad, oakland airport moving up decent. however, other areas of the united states airports are risks. seen in delays. mostly decent conditions and the rainfall to the south and to the east. through the sierras, it is winding down we are going to see clear conditions, overnight. that will lea
this morning in houston. a family spokesman said the 88- year-old is a alert, he is talking with medical staff and he is surrounded by his family. he was moved to the intensive care unit on sun and has been in the hospital since late last month. >> it'll put you in the icu because things are going well. we are hoping that the medicines and treatments can help him turn it around. >> he has a high fever and is now on a liquids only diet. his wife and his sons have all been frequent visitors at the hospital. >> in overnight news a southern california woman is in the hospital after police say a man set her on fire. a witness said that a man walked into a store, bought alcohol, put it on the woman who was sleeping on a bus bench, lit a match and then ran. the witness chased him and called the police. the suspect was arrested. he could face murder charges if the woman doesn't survive. >>> a petition against a controversial kansas church is growing. more than 250,000 have signed a petition asking the white house to legally recognize the church as a hate group. the church is known for protesting at
of the most high-profile celebrity marriages. >> you're watching cnn, with breaking news of whitney houston's death. >> it was a tragic end to an iconic singer's successful but often troubled career. whitney houston, who battled with drugs and alcohol for decades, died february 11th in a hotel bathtub at the age of 48. the night before the grammy awards. houston's death was an accidental drowning with the effects of heart disease and cocaine use as contributing factors. ♪ and i will always love you >> reporter: nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >>> don't miss our top ten of 2012 special, cnn revisits the biggest stories o. year. >>> happening now, snow, thunderstorms, and tornadoes. we're watching a dangerous mix of winter weather and frustrating travel delays. a gun buyback and underway. is it making the streets safer after the connecticut school massacre? >>> and starbucks plans to send an urgent message to president obama and congress, along with cappuccinos and lattes. wolf blitzer's off today. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." >>> on this day after christmas, extreme wea
. >>> former president george h.w. bush spent christmas in the intensive care unit at houston's methodist hospital. he is 88 years old and has developed a stubborn fever and has been in the hospital since sunday. chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta joins me by phone. it was expected he would be going home for christmas. but he is still in the icu. how dangerous is bronchitis and this subsequent fever for someone his age? what are the potential complications here? >> reporter: the age plays a big role here. bronchitis is something that can be easily treated and oftentimes -- some of the times it needs antibiotics to treat it. in you and me it would be a pretty easy thing to treat. the fact that he's had a bronchitis and was on the general care floor and went back to the intensive care unit with a fever probably indicates that the bronchitis was either not completely treated the first time around or it came back. it was treated but came back pretty quickly. and both of those things we take seriously. as you might guess the biggest concern might this turn into pneumonia. bronchitis
president george hw bush. mr. bush is now in intensive care at houston's methodist hospital. a spokesman says he's in guarded condition, alert, talking with medical staff, and he's surrounded by family. he's 88 years old now. he has been in the hospitalÑ"@n% for more than a month with a"@n% fighting a strong fever that got worse this week. doctors put him on a liquid diet this morning. >> sky 7 hd over the scene in san francisco. crews rescued a construction worker after a long fall. the victim was unconscious when firefighters arrived. the man fell 20 feet to the cuttout. a stairwell will be placed in a home, it took 10 minutes for anyone to realize what happened. the worker is hospitalized apparently in critical condition. >> police in alameda investigating the christmas night stabbing that injured four people about 10:15 last night on louie starville avenue. police say a family member stabbed four others after an argument broke out during a holiday gathering. a woman was taken into custody. police say she either used a kitchen or pocketknife. >> we have new information tonight about
arrested and charged with murder. >>> this morning, former president george h.w. bush houston hospital, the 80 year -- 88-year-old is in intensive care with a high fever, doctors expected bush to spend only a few days in the hospital and would send him home for christmas but his condition worsened. a spokesman says he's alert and talking to hospital staff. >>> new developments in the deadly winter storm hitting the south and east within the past hour the death toll has climbed to 12. forcasters expect the same system to cause more problems today. here's brandi hitt. >> reporter: deadly winter storm has dropped massive amounts of snow from arkansas through the midwest to illinois and indiana. powerful system now a nor'easter with strong winds and more snow. >> we tried to get out of the parking spot we were spinning in circles. >> reporter: the storms spawned rare december tornadoes along the gulf coast, mobiling alabama hard hit. >> the -- power went out, we could hear it coming. >> reporter: the storms are also having a devastating affect on post-holiday travels, people finding cancel
in a houston hospital. the 88-year-old bush was moved to icu on sunday. bush has a persistent fever, and remains in guarded condition. however, he was able to enjoy christmas. >> was conscious, he was able to visit with his family members. he was joking with medical staff, and nurses, and the doctors there. he hasn't lost his sense of humor to be sure. greenlight doctors are doing -- the doctors are doing everything they can to bring down his fever. >>> heavy rain left pools of standing water on the roadway, forcing the closure of portions of the southbound lanes. a spokesperson with the city's department of public works says there is no estimate yet on when the lanes will reopen. >>> across the bay in oakland. this is what one resident woke up to find. her neighbor's tree burying her car. >> on highway 4, near the pittsburg/antioch border, one lane was shout down. the potholes will almost a foot deep and the roads were reopened a couple of hours later. >> kind of dry today, but a lot of rain over the last couple of days. >> there's snow in the mountains. plenty of rain around here.
members visited bush at his houston hospital on christmas.and the former president is trying to stay optimistic. >> he is extremely optimistic. it is difficult but he understands that he is there for a reasoned anti appreciate the great care that he is getting at methodist. >> former president bush has been at methodist hospital since november 23rd when he had a bronchitis - like- cough. the cough has improved, now the fever is the issue.doctors say they're treating the fever with tylenol. >> tonight police in santa rosa are investigating the death of an elderly woman. who was found floating in a pond at a condo complex. as kron-4's alecia reid spoke to the residents who made the gruesome discovery. >> reporter: neighbors discovered this woman and soft--this resident ' as a daughter found this woman floating in the pond. she did not want to show her face on camera. after the police and dragged the body out of the water, they realized that it was their 70 year-old neighbor. but they do not live in the complex. they have no idea how she got there or if she was visiting anyone. >> i do
and can confidence and just lead. >>> tonight in houston, texas tech played minnesota in the mineke bowl. we got ourselves a convoy. a 99-yard touchdown for the raiders. texas tech kicks the game winning field goal as time expires to win the mineke bowl. >>> 49ers host cardinals sunday right here. >> thanks frank. >> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you next time news break. >> the ktvu morning team will be in on storm watch as showers move in overnight. they're here tomorrow morning starting at 7:00 and we're always here for you on ktvu.com and mobile ktvu. have a great night.
troop leader. >>> tonight, former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care in a houston hospital. the 88-year-old bush was moved to icu on sunday. bush has a persistent fever, and remains in guarded condition. however, he was able to enjoy christmas. >> was conscious, he was able to visit with his family members. he was joking with medical staff, and nurses, and the doctors there. he hasn't lost his sense of humor to be sure. greenlight doctors are doing -- the doctors are doing everything they can to bring down his fever. >>> heavy rain left pools of standing water on the roadway, forcing the closure of portions of the southbound lanes. a spokesperson with the city's department of public works says there is no estimate yet on when the lanes will reopen. >>> across the bay in oakland. this is what one resident woke up to find. her neighbor's tree burying her car. >> on highway 4, near the pittsburg/antioch border, one lane was shout down. the potholes will almost a foot deep and the roads were reopened a couple of hours later. >> kind of dry today, but a lot of rain over
by christmas but former president george h.w. bush is still in intensive care at a houston hospital. he's got an elevated fever. the nation's 41st president is on a liquid diet. he's listed as guarded. he's the 88-year-old bush coping with christmas in the hospital? well, his spokesman quotes him as saying i'm determined not to be grumpy with all of this. >> at least he has a good attitude about it. >>> meanwhile, when a local newspaper pushes a map -- first we'll tell you about a whale because rescuers are racing to save a giant and clearly sick beached whale off breezy point in queens, new york. if that place sounds familiar, it was one of the areas just leveled by hurricane sandy and a fire sparked by the storm. the 50-foot-long whale is believed to be a female humpback whale and experts say the likelihood of it surviving is not just good because the whale appears to be very skinny and weak. >> poor thing. >>> when a local newspaper published a map with the names and addresses of legally registered gun owners, a blogger struck back in a big way and that blogger will join us live coming up.
the holidays. a spokesman important methodist hospital in houston, texas, says the former president is getting better. and he could be released in the next few days. mr. bush has been in a hospital since november 23 for treatment of a cough related to bronchitis. doctors say his physical therapy sessions are going well. and they are increasingly confident he will be home in time to celebrate christmas with his family. >>> strangely weirdly warm weather out there today and windy this afternoon. what can we expect tonight? chief meteorologist doug kammerer is here with the scoop. >> we are still on the windy side. winds gusting right now to 30 miles an hour at the airport. 50 degrees after seeing highs in the low 60s earlier today. winds out of the west-northwest now. sustained at 14. again, gusts to 30 at this hour. little cooler to the west. 42 in hagerstown. 49 in la platta. a cool night tonight but much above average continuing across the area through the night tonight. let's head into georgetown. thinking about walking around, looking good for you. temperatures around 50 around 7:00. 47 by
of the top stories. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care in a houston hospital with an elevated fever. he is on a liquid diet an his condition is listed as guarded. his spokesman quotes him as saying i'm determined not to be dprumpy with all of this. >>> toyota has agreed to pay up in a major way, $1.1 billion to settle a class action suit over sudden acceleration issues. under the deal toyota will install a brake override system in effective cars. it will also set up a fund of $250 million for former toyota owners who sold their cars from september of 2009 through all of 2010. that money would compensate owners for their car's reduced value because of bad publicity. also toyota's attorneys say a separate fund of $250 million will be set up to compensate current owners whose cars aren't eligible for the brake override system. >>> late senator daniel inouye's successor will be sworn in later today. hawaii governor kneel abercrombie appointed his lieutenant governor, brian schatz to fill the seat. a white house official says he's actually flying to d.c. with presi
in front of the flagpole at houston elementary school just southeast of modesto. he was not armed. he wanted to be sure all children could go home safe for christmas. he has a father every three-year-old and his wife is expecting another child. the principal says he will be back today the schools last day before holiday break. he is there just to reassure the parents and kids. >> it is a will be held tonight in san jose for the victims of last week's shooting in new town. several community groups will be gathering to give residents the chance to share their thoughts and condolences on the tragedy. tonight's vigil starts at 6:30 p.m. at the county government center on town on west heading street in san jose. paper ornaments will be placed on a holiday treat for the victims. it's really on his way through the end of the year. . >> we will be right back. don't forget about new year's eve if you don't have plans and are just going to sit home new years eve turned on a kron4 and we will have a party. >> let's get more on the cold weather in the bay area. mike pelton is and pleasanton this
, former u.s. president is. >> intensive care at a houston hospital. the 88-year-old was moved to the icu sunday. president obama has been in the october due to a cough. his doctors remain cautiously optimistic about his condition. >>> samsung is now taking on issues with shoes in the u.s. >>> welcome back. we're keeping an eye on the strong winter storm that pounded the midwest and southeast and is now thrashing the northeast. it knocked out power to homes in days, a lot of them in arkansas. it has created havoc on the roads and at airports. flightaware.com says more than 1500 flights have been canceled since tuesday. reynolds wolf joins us now. reynolds, my family is headed back in a couple of days. are they going to make it in? >> oh, my goodness. it's going to be a tough time for people in the northeast. this storm, affecting so many millions of americans. today we'll have wind, rain and snow. buffalo could see up to a fought of snow. southeast, cool and try for the most part. snow possible in the sierra nevada. in parts of the pacific northwest, you might see rain in the valleys, but
at a houston hospital. i once was lost but now i'm found was blind ♪ >> first lady barbara bush called the band one of her husband's favorites and asked them to serenade him while he was in the hospital suffering from bronchitis and other related issues. al roker is in pasadena. lucky guy. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by ankkellogg special k products. >> awful nice of you, andrea. thank you very much. we are literally riding high, 17 feet in the air, this is the rfd tv float. it is a giant john deere tractor. take a look at our other camera, all the detail. you see tea leaves, parsley covering this, aall these flowers. it is awfully cool. we'll have 13 vintage tractors following them here on the rose parade route that kicks off tomorrow, 11:00 am eastern, 8:00 am pacific time right here on nbc. let's get you caught up as far as your weather is concerned. and we are looking at, for new year's day, new year's eve day, a lot of rain down from the south into texas, mid mississippi river valley, snow showers from west new york back into the southwest. rain along the pac
brewing. boston to houston threatening to go on strike by early as this weekend. the strike could cost billions of dollars. a ten day port lockout in 2002 cost $1 billion a day and caused a major backlog and shipment. those same officials have called on the president to use emergency powers to avoid a coast guard port shutdown. talks broke down last week. federal ridi haters are hopeful to avoid a total shutdown. it was a customers tree this christmas with retailers slashing prices and hope of mary profit. did those deals bring in the dollar? adam shapiro is joining that story. >> it did not bring in the dollars the same way it has in years past. here are the numbers according to its polls. this is not indicative of those holders. from the period of october 28 through december 24, sales only grew by seven tenths of a percent. sales grew by 2%. as we take a look at some of our favorite video, people actually shopping, the retail federation is sticking to its prediction. we will see year over year growth for the holiday season. they are predicting we will have a $586 billion season. what
a different subject. something that could affect our economy short-term. port workers from boston to houston, threatening to strike and walk off the job come sunday. that could disrupt 2 million tons of imports every single day, and billions of dollars of economic activity every day, every week that this walkout continues. it's a threat at the moment, but it could become reality come sunday. if it happened, do you think we go into recession? is it the final straw at that kicks us into recession? >> well, given the fact that so many goods have come in in the end of the third and the beginning of the fourth quarter for the holiday season, i think if it's a short-term thing, we don't go into recession. now what i say about this, stuart, i say if that happens, fire them all. working and having a job is a privilege not a right. we have become the entitled state of america and i will tell you what i've never been in a job if i decided to go on strike they wouldn't have said, carol, guess what, that's the door don't let it hit you on the butt as you go out. if they want to strike, 20 million people
a live report from houston in the bottom of the hour. stay tuned for that . dozens of people singing "amazing grace" last night as they remember the two firefighters murded in webster, new york. ♪ i once was lost, but now i am found. >> the community coming together to honor these two men. they were shot and killed in an excon's christmas eve bash. we are hearing from the firefighters who survived the attack. the joint statement offered the pair gratitude for all of the prayers. doctors upgraded their conditions to satisfactory. it is a long step of healing for the people in newtown, connecticut. all of the flowers and letters and photoin new ton will be soil and blocks to be used in a foundation of a future memorial. it was senator daniel inouyhe's last wish. for colleen handbusa to be. >> i made the appointment for the state of schatz is flying to washington with president obama he is expected to be sworn in later. those are the headlines for you. >> clayton: we'll talk the scal cliff. today is the twenth. a few days left for congress and the president to get their act together.
a look at the "morning papers." "houston chronicle," former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at houston methodist hospital this morning after suffering from what doctors call a stubborn fever. the former president had been hospitalized since thanksgiving for bronchitis and was expected to be released before christmas, but a series of setbacks sent him to the icu on sunday. a bush family spokesman says the former president remains alert and is surrounded by family. >>> "the washington post." nelson mandela was released from a south african hospital last night after nearly three weeks of treatment for a lung infection. the 94-year-old former president is currently recovering in his home in johannesburg, but his doctors have cautioned that he should remain close to medical facilities. >>> "wall street journal." toyota has agreed to a $1.1 billion class action settlement over complaints some of his cars accelerated without warning. owners of 16 million toyota, lexus and scion will be eligible for payments and safety updates depending on the make and
we're following for you. president george h.w. bush in a hospital in houston this holiday season. doctors saying the oldest living former u.s. president now moved into the spencive care unit after what they call a series of setbacks. they're adding that they are cautiously optimistic about his recovery. >>> hawaii's lieutenant governor brian schatz tapped to fill the seat of the late senator daniel inn way. -- inouye. he had named a congresswoman to preplace him on his death bed, that was his wish. the governor said he made his decisions in the best interests of his party. and second time's a charm, a new poll shows 46% of americans believe the president's job performance will improve in his second term. 22% are preparing for things to get worse, they say. harris: in the country where the government is killing its own citizens, new violence we're learning about in syria. anti-government rebel fighters attacking a government base, and we are learning the international envoy seeking a solution to in this 21-month-old conflict is saying political change is needed immediately to end
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